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Joint Child Protection Response Program (Jcprp) Senior Health Clinician - Bega

Southern NSW Local Health District - Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 12 February 2022
Location: Bega 
Position Classification: Social Worker Lvl 5 - Snr Psychologist
Remuneration: $116,965 - $119,890 Per Annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ208166
Applications Close: 3 March 2021
Interview Details: Interviews for this position will be held the week of 8 March 2021 to 12 March 2021

Where you'll be working

At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives. Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website.


The rural heartland of the Sapphire Coast halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, a short drive to beautiful sandy beaches and national park wilderness. Just 3 hours to Canberra with the perfect climate to the outdoors all year round, including whale watching between June and November. The pretty valley is a beautiful base for exploring gorgeous beaches, tranquil waterways and beautiful national parks.

What you'll be doing

The Joint Child Protection Response Program (JCPRP) Senior Health Clinician leads and manages all Health components of the JCPRP response in partnership with NSW Police Child Abuse Unit and NSW Department of Justice and Community Services (DJC) in undertaking a joint response to children and young people suspected to be a risk of sexual harm, serious physical harm and extreme neglect. JCPRP links the responsibilities of the three agencies and aims to reduce the emotional trauma for children and young people through more effective co-ordinated and integrated forensic and psycho-social response. The role provides timely, high level advice on strategic, policy and operational health issues to children and young people who have experienced sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect and their non offending family members in relation to JCPRP.

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualification as a Social Worker and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) with extensive post graduate clinical experience OR Current Registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Psychologist. Must have completed at least 10 years full-time experience as a Psychologist to be appointed as Senior Psychologist under Health & Community Employees Psychologists (State) Award
  2. Demonstrated high level skills and experience in providing therapeutic responses to victims of sexual assault and physical abuse and neglect of children.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to understand and canvass the needs of the community and to develop community driven approaches that will enhance positive outcomes for children and young people.
  4. Understanding of the legislation, government policies, including NSW Health policies and legal issues surrounding sexual assault and the physical abuse and neglect of children.
  5. Demostrated high level interpersonal, communication verbal and written, consultation and negotiations skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and refine strategic relationships both within and external to the organisation.
  6. Demonstrated project management experience and the capacity to lead the development of therapeutic responses to meet demand and client needs.
  7. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or understanding of issues surrounding child sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect of children and family violence in Aboriginal communities.
  8. Evidence of a current unrestricted drivers’ licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays.

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa. We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa. For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au

This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive PD2020_017. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

OASV requirements also include proof of vaccination against influenza and is compulsory for NSW Staff that enter any Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or who work in NSW Health owned and operated RACFs.

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For role related queries or questions contact Gemma Evans on [email protected] or phone 02 6150 7857

Wollongong, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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